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Local news and information for Costa del Sol

Travel/Tourism Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Nerja and Cádiz among top emerging destinations for 2018

TWO Spanish towns have made it into the TripAdvisor global list of 'top emerging holiday destinations' for 2018, voted among a total of 44 from four continents. Nerja (Málaga province), a coastal town near the...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Body on Marbella beach may be missing British mum

A BODY has been found on a Marbella beach which may be the missing 35-year-old British expatriate Rebecca M., who has not been seen since January 2. Rebecca had called the police to her house in the Costa del Sol town...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Marbella police seek vanished British mother, 35

A BRITISH mum has been missing for 10 days from her home in Marbella and police are urgently seeking information that may help them find her. Rebecca M., 35, reported her husband for violent behaviour towards her on New...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Jan 3, 2018

Winging it: Bored Ryanair passenger takes emergency exit

A RYANAIR passenger bored with waiting to get off a plane that had just landed in Málaga announced: “I'm going out via the wing,” and pulled off the emergency exit door. Flight FR8164 took off from London...

Culture Fri, Dec 1, 2017

The Alhambra's royal bath restored to its former glory

The Royal Bath of the Alhambra, the only Islamic medieval bath that has been preserved almost intact in the Western world, has new vaulted roofs after being subjected to a complex restoration that has allowed restorers...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Brit's bungled 'Star Wars' hold-up lands him in custody

A BRITISH man dressed up as a Storm Trooper could be up for the next 'Darwin award' after his botched hold-up on a Mijas hotel in August – although he has managed to escape arrest until now. The 41-year-old,...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Diver-potholer found alive after night-long search

A DIVER who spent the night trapped in a pothole suffering decompression syndrome has been rescued alive after a huge and highly-delicate underground operation. The 52-year-old got into difficulties at around 20.10...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Second Spaniard dead in Mexican earthquakes

MEXICAN authorities have recovered the body of a second Spaniard killed in the earthquakes which have devastated the North American country this month. The death toll has so far risen to 442, of whom 344 lost their...

Politics Mon, Sep 18, 2017

'Malaya' corruption councillor on run 11 years gives...

A COUNCILLOR from Marbella wanted in connection with the Malaya property corruption case who has been on the run from justice for over 11 years has handed himself in. Carlos Fernández has been under an international...